Congratulations Josh! I liked your image for it’s creativity and storytelling. You jam packed it with references to the game (my favorite is the tissue box) and also worked in some simple, yet realistic looking materials for each character. Even the brick wall behind them works as a homage to the brick boxes in mario.
So well done Josh! You’ve won $500 for a charity of your choice + Any item from the Blender eShop + a permanent spot in the Winners Hall of Fame.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in this competition. There were some very high quality renders in this competition and I can’t wait to see what comes out of the next one :) Unfortunately I don’t have time to go through each entry to explain why it didn’t win, but if you’d like some feedback, post a link in the comments below and I’m sure readers will give you some pointers for next time.
Stay tuned. The next competition will be announced in two weeks on the 19th of March. So clear your calendars and get ready to go another round ;)
User of Blender for 9+ years. I've written tutorials for 3d World Magazine and spoken at three Blender conferences. My goal is to help artists get employed in the industry by making training accessible and easy to understand. I'm an Aussie and I live in South Korea ;)